Sonata II PSU enough for this spec?

By IBN ยท 11 replies
Aug 4, 2006
  1. I am putting together the following system:

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ AM2
    1GB DDR2 RAM @ 667MHz
    320GB Hard Drive @ 7200.10 rpm
    nVidia 7300GT 256Mb Graphics Card
    Floppy Drive

    and I am thinking of going for THIS case with an Antec SmartPower 2.0 450W ATX12V v2.01 PSU with it.

    I know a few guys here at TS have it also. Is the PSU going to be good enough for this spec?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t think you`ll have any problems with that psu.

    See the review HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I agree. Antec makes good quality PSU's.
  4. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 487

    Thanx alot guys. I think I'll go for it.
  5. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    I can't say enough good things about the Sonata II case... and yes, the included 450W power supply is highly under-rated. It is as beefy/solid as most 500-550W bargain PSU's.

    That case is not only gorgeous (shiny/sleek and glossy black), but DEAD silent as it's 120mm fans are whisper quiet. It has a nice (but not annoying) neon blue light by the chrome usb flip-cover.

    Properly configured, it'll power your intended system with NO problems. Enjoy!
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Yup. I believe DonNagual owns one and he can't stop but go on and on about it. Not that it's bad ;)
  7. Sparky Joe

    Sparky Joe TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I have the Sonata 2 case and I really like it too. I've never seen the LED on the front light up, I thought that it might light up when a USB device is plugged in, although I can't get the front USB to work either. Any suggestions?

    Thanks -Joe
  8. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    There is a power lead in the front (4-pin standard hard drive style molex connector) that powers the blue front LED's.

    You may have to dig around deep under the hd rails to find it.. it's usually pretty well crammed in the front metal structure, but it should be there. Just tie any available 4-pin power lead from your PSU and it will drive the blue light.

    The front USB ports are also on a cable that needs to be plugged into the proper place on your motherboard.. provided your motherboard has a standard USB header on it somewhere for additional/external USB ports.
  9. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 487

    Would it still be enough to power an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600 Socket AM2 2.4GHz 1MB 1000FSB with the above spec.
  10. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Yup. With 450W of power available, I don't see how you would have any problems.
  11. IBN

    IBN TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 487

    Thanx Rage.
  12. Sparky Joe

    Sparky Joe TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I plugged in the led power and they work great, and checked the connections for the USB, everything looked fine so I made no changes, but now it works great.

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